Dejan Lekic

Dejan Lekić
Дејан Лекић
Personal information
Full nameDejan Lekić
Date of birth (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 29)
Place of birthKraljevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubSporting de Gijon
Number16
Youth career
2002–2003Sloga Kraljevo
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003–2005Popovići39(14)
2005–2007Metalac Kraljevo43(22)
2007–2009Zemun64(34)
2009–2010Red Star Belgrade27(12)
2010–2012Osasuna45(6)
2012–Gençlerbirliği21(3)
2013–Sporting de Gijón6(1)
National team
2009–Serbia10(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012

Dejan Lekić (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Лекић; born 7 June 1985) is a Serbian football striker who plays for Sporting de Gijón in Segunda División, on loan from Gençlerbirliği.[1] He has been a member of the Serbian national team since 2009.[2]

Career

Lekić's career highlight so far was scoring a hat-trick on 6 August 2009 while playing for Red Star Belgrade in a second leg match of the third qualifying round for the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League against Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi at Red Star's home ground. After losing 2–0 away in the first leg, Red Star were down 2–1 in Belgrade at one point, thanks to Lekić's own goal and a defensive mistake, while the goal for Red Star was scored by Slavko Perović. Lekić managed to equalise the score and give a 3–2 lead to his club just before half-time. Red Star needed a two goal margin in the second half to progress. Cadú converted a penalty to give Red Star a 4–2 lead, which was followed by Lekić's stoppage time header and a 5–2 victory for Red Star, progression to the play-off round and a hat-trick for Lekić. This match was written down as one of the greatest comebacks the Marakana stadium has ever witnessed.

On 13 January 2012, Lekić scored a first-half goal against FC Barcelona in a second leg match in the Round of 16 2011–12 Copa del Rey. Again, less than a month later, on 11 February, Lekić also scored two goals in the first half of a La Liga encounter against FC Barcelona, which saw the Basque side overcome the Catalans 3-2.

In July 2012, after two years playing in Spain, he signed for Turkish Gençlerbirliği.

Career statistics

As of 24 February 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Red Star SuperLiga 27 12 3 2 6 3 36 17
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2010–11 Osasuna La Liga 27 2 2 1 0 0 29 3
2011–12 18 4 4 2 0 0 22 6
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2012–13 Gençlerbirliği Süper Lig 21 3 2 1 0 0 23 4
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 27 12 3 2 6 3 36 17
Spain 45 6 6 3 0 0 51 9
Turkey 21 3 2 1 0 0 23 4
Career total 93 21 11 6 6 3 110 30

Honours

Red Star

References

External links

  • Osasuna official profile (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Soccerbase
  • Dejan Lekić at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Transfermarkt profile
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